The Nokia 3310 needs very little introduction. Dead simple design, a nearly indestructible build and a battery that lasted for days made it one of the most popular phones in the world in early 2000.
Seventeen years after it was originally launched, the Nokia 3310 is reportedly set to make a comeback.
HMD Oy Global, a Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to market the Nokia brand, is apparently planning to release a revamped version of the classic phone at the end of February.
The original version was retired in 2005, at which point, according to Nokia, it had sold 126m units, making it the the world’s best-selling phone.
According to reports, the phone will initially be available only to European and North American consumers and will cost €59, significantly less than its original price in 2000 of £129.
There have been no further details about how close the new version will be to the original, which gained a cult following due to its impressively long battery life, indestructibility, and the addictive game Snake II.
According to a tweet by the serial leaker Evan Blass, Nokia is all set to reintroduce 3310 along with introducing its Android-based smartphones– Nokia 3, Nokia 6 and its watered down version Nokia 5 at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) that is scheduled to take place in Barcelona later this month.
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